Every year Lehigh hosts two career fairs one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Typically, more people visit that one in the Fall, but this year the Spring Career Fair saw a record turn-out. Some Seniors complained that it should just be for them, but I beg to differ. I think the earlier that people are able to start networking the better. Granted I have never had any luck at Career Fairs, but they are very good practice for talking to professionals. The key is to do your research before hand and really focus on the companies you would accept offers from. This way you can make the most out of your time. It is recommended however that you practice first on a company that you are not super excited about to get rid of the nervous jitters.
Below is advice from the Lehigh University Class of 2017:
“Make sure you do your research ahead of time and come with questions already prepared. If you forget though, the information will be useless so make sure to rehearse or write a notecard and look at it before you talk to the company.” – Johanna Toro
“Make sure to ask the representative for his or her card, and don’t feel bad about handing them your resume even if they do not specifically ask for it” – Duyen Tran
“Be prepared to give a “career pitch”, meaning where you see yourself going and why” – Bridget Velez